Explore your unconscious to help you achieve change.
What does a hypnotherapy session involve?
The consultations last approximately an hour.
I recommend spacing sessions two weeks apart to allow you to see a change between appointments.
Hypnotherapy is part of the family of “brief” therapies (usually three to ten sessions on one same goal). Its focus is on making change and on solving specific problems such as: overcoming phobias, recovering energy after a burnout or giving up smoking…
At the beginning of the session, I ask you questions to help you to change perspective and to set your goal.
I then work with you at self-exploration through the state of hypnosis, to help you overcome mental blocks and adopt a new behavior that is more positive for you and your entourage.
For hypnosis to be effective, it is important that you are determined to solve your problem.
Hypnosis, what is it?
The state of hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness. It is an alert state where the conscious becomes an observer of the unconscious.
It is a way of regaining control over our emotional reflexes and better understanding how we function.
It is a state that we have all experienced at some point or another in our life…
The “flow” state in sport, when the body moves in perfect coordination with the environment without having to think about it.
A state of grace for a musician who is entranced by their music and plays with perfect fluidity, as if their hands were acting on their own.
What is hypnosis like?
The state of hypnosis is different for everyone and there are a thousand ways to enter it, but it is often compared to a journey.
Entering hypnosis begins with listening and paying close attention, and with a feeling of curiosity and amusement when your perceptions change or when your body begins to move automatically.
For some, hypnosis is like taking a candle to illuminate parts of ourselves that were previously in darkness.
Communicating with these parts enables you to bring about change at a deeper and more lasting level.
We have a conscious mind that controls ‘voluntary’ tasks such as writing an email or throwing a ball, and an unconscious one.
The latter is responsible for the body’s vital functions (like breathing, blinking, swallowing and digestion), coordinated movements (such as driving, pedaling, locking a door), and learned automatic behaviors (like lighting a cigarette or reaching for the chocolate when we feel stressed).
Such behaviours are designed to ensure our survival, our comfort or the success of a short-term action. However, although they may have been useful at one point, they can become unsuitable or even harmful in the long run.
It is often this type of behaviour that brings people to hypnotherapy. In hypnosis, you work directly with the part of you that controls these mechanisms to find a more positive solution.